Somerset FA Premier Cup
First round
Frome Town 0, Bridgwater Town 2

TWO Steve Murray goals took Bridgwater Town into the second round of the Somerset Premier Cup at the expense of Southern League side Frome Town on Tuesday night.

The hosts sit third in Southern League Division 1 South, a tier above Bridgwater, and although Frome manager Danny Greaves made five changes, he told his club's website that "we had a side more than capable of winning the game".

Bridgwater, for their part, rested last weekend's goalscoring hero Jack Taylor, but otherwise it was a strong squad which made the trip across Somerset.

The game was fairly even for the first half hour, with few clear chances, only for two goals in five minutes to shock the hosts.

The first came in the 37th minute, as Mark Armstrong played a ball through for Murray to chase, and he made no mistake with the one-on-one opportunity.

Murray had his and the visitors' second on 42 minutes, hooking the ball in after Frome had failed to clear a corner.

The home side had plenty of possession after the break, but did very little with it, while Sam Towler's 25-yard shot fizzed wide.

In the end it was a comfortable night for returning Bridgwater goalkeeper Jake Viney, as his side safely saw the game out.

Bridgwater Town: Jake Viney, Mark Armstrong, Jake Llewellyn, Tom Ellis, Ross McErlain, Mike Duffy (Jake Horsey 76), Harry Horton, Dave O'Hare, Sam Towler, Jake Brown, Steve Murray.

They return to action this Sunday (ko 10.45am), away to Bridport, with the fixture being part of the Western League's 'Groundhop Weekend'.